Author: Biz Philly

B.PHL Festival Highlights Innovation in Philadelphia’s Healthcare Industry

October 23, 2019

Philadelphia’s ever-expanding healthcare industry was a key topic of discussion during last week’s B.PHL Innovation Festival. A team of local titans in business, healthcare and science, including Comcast, Independence Blue Cross, and the University City Science Center, organized the three-day, citywide festival that attracted thousands of attendees across nearly 200 sessions. Through curated panel discussions, interactive workshops and other events, the […]

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Ben Franklin Tech Partners Wins Grant to Boost Philly Life Sciences

August 28, 2019

Ben Franklin Technology Partners (BFTP), the region’s largest tech investor, just won a $633,555 grant from the U.S. Department of Commerce’s Economic Development Administration (EDA) to support the development of a new life sciences innovation cluster. The grant will be matched with more than $600,000 in funds from BFTP and its local partners and will […]

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NextUp: The Bioprinting Company Bringing 3D-Printed Cells to Life

July 30, 2019

Who: Philadelphia-based bioprinting company Allevi wants to help scientists create everything from cells and bones to limbs and major organs in the lab. The company, formerly known as BioBots, rebranded in 2017 after the departure of one of its original co-founders, leaving chief executive officer Ricky Solorzano at the helm. Solorzano has continued to pursue […]

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NextUp: The Local Company Using Data Analytics to Save Premature Babies

July 22, 2019

Who: Astarte Medical wants to improve care for preterm babies. The Yardley-based company was founded six years ago by Tracy Warren and Tammi Jantzen, two former venture capitalists who recognized that women’s and pediatric health are underserved categories of investment. They had spent years funding companies aimed at improving tech-enabled healthcare for women and children, but it was a chance […]

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Q&A: Ben Franklin Tech Partners Is Doubling Down on Philly Life Sciences

July 11, 2019

Ben Franklin Technology Partners (BFTP) is a force for investment in the region’s early-stage tech companies. The organization has invested in 4,500 Pennsylvania-based tech companies since its inception and has a portfolio that boasts $354 million in funding raised in 2018 alone. But BFTP’s chief executive officer RoseAnn B. Rosenthal believes in doing more than […]

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Scenes From the 2nd Annual PHL Innovation Picnic

July 19, 2018

This year’s PHL Innovation Picnic pulled in more than 800 registrants from all across the Philadelphia region’s tech and innovation communities. As attendees celebrated the wins of Philly’s entrepreneurial ecosystem with games, food, drinks, music and fun, they also raised funds for some of the region’s most well-known tech and business education nonprofits. Picnic attendees […]

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It’s Almost Time for the Second Annual PHL Innovation Picnic

May 21, 2018

The sun will eventually come out, and when it does, it’ll probably be just in time for the PHL Innovation Picnic. You know, that Navy Yard event that basically everyone in Philly’s startup community attended last year? It’s back for a second year next month, and tickets are already on sale. The early summer shindig is meant […]

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SXSW Day 1: Philadelphia Doesn’t Want to Be the Silicon Valley of Anything

March 12, 2018

Philadelphia wants the world to know that it’s not the Silicon Valley of anything, and down in Austin, Philly entrepreneurs are practically screaming this out on every busy downtown block at South by Southwest this year. The “not Silicon Valley” attitude is also how Philadelphians welcomed the rest of the world to its first ever […]

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10 Philly Startups to Watch in 2018

February 2, 2018

The startup state of mind is alive and well in Philadelphia, and we’ve got ten young companies to prove it. We put a call out to Philly’s innovation community to get a pulse on the startups we’re most excited about for 2018. The city answered the call with much momentum — we received more than 150 […]

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Philly Makes Amazon’s List of Top 20 HQ2 Finalists

January 22, 2018

The Amazon shortlist is in and Philly made the cut. Congrats, Philly. Amazon has narrowed its list of potential host cities for its second headquarters, and Philly made it through the first round of cuts. The company announced on Thursday morning that just 20 cities – out of 238 – remain in the competition. The list […]

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